Title: Harrisburg Hospital Nursing Alumni Association:

The Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association was organized and chartered in 1908.  The school of nursing opened July 1, 1903 with a two year nursing course. In 1905 the program was changed to a three year course of study in nursing.  The last class graduated in 1974 when the school of nursing closed. A total of 2,525 students graduated from the Harrisburg Hospital School of Nursing. The object of this Association was to promote fellowship among its members and the advancement of the nursing profession through the association's scholarship funds.

On November 18, 2022 the Officers and Board of Directors voted to dissolve the Association as of December 31, 2023.  Scholarships will remain and donations can be made indefinitely. This is our school and Association legacy to support future generations of nurses.


The Association established two nursing scholarship funds to support the education of nursing students and for nurses seeking an advance degree. The HACC Nursing Scholarship Fund supports student nurses in their R.N. program. The UPMC/Pinnacle Health Foundation Scholarship Fund supports nurses employed by UPMC Pinnacle in their pursuit of advanced degrees and high school seniors from Dauphin, Cumberland and Perry Counties in Pennsylvania seeking to attend an accredited R.N. program. 


The Officers and Board Members thank all the members for supporting the Association for the past  115 years. We wish you all the best of health and continued success in your chosen endeavors in the coming years.